Upcoming Workshops, Classes, Retreats & Events

 

May 2017 Events

An Evening With Poet Marie Howe

Wednesday, May 24th from 7:30pm-8:30pm

Join celebrated author and former poet laureate of New York, Marie Howe for a special reading and discussion of her new book of poetry, Magdalene.

Karuna Sangha: A LGBTQIS Community

Every Sunday. Doors Open at 6:15pm. Sit begins at 7pm.

An open LGBTQIS community celebrating diversity. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we can open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

June 2017 Events

Inspiring Courage: Meet the Author

Monday, June 5th from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Join us for a book talk and panel discussion moderated by Koshin Paley Ellison, featuring author Barbara Bonner, Robert Chodo Campbell, and environmental activist Tim DeChristopher on how to live fully in the face of challenge and hardship.

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, June 5th from 5:00pm-5:45pm

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for a brief evening introduction to the practices and view of meditation practice.

June Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, June 10th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Come find a respite from the bustling city. Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Active Listening and Communication

Saturday, June 24th from 10:00am-3:00pm

In this one-day intensive workshop, students will discover and deepen their caregiving skills by learning to communicate more clearly and directly.

Karuna Sangha: A LGBTQIS Community

Every Sunday. Doors Open at 6:15pm. Sit begins at 7pm.

An open LGBTQIS community celebrating diversity. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we can open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

July 2017 Events

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, July 3rd from 5:00pm-5:45pm

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for a brief evening introduction to the practices and view of meditation practice.

July Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, July 15th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Summer Sesshin

July 29th - August 5th at Dai Bosatsu Zendo

This Summer Sesshin is an intensive seven-day meditation retreat that creates a deep and intimate space for practice.

Karuna Sangha: A LGBTQIS Community

Every Sunday. Doors Open at 6:15pm. Sit begins at 7pm.

An open LGBTQIS community celebrating diversity. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we can open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

August 2017 Events

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, August 7th from 5:00pm-5:45pm

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for a brief evening introduction to the practices and view of meditation practice.

August Half-Day Retreat

Saturday, August 19th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Karuna Sangha: A LGBTQIS Community

Every Sunday. Doors Open at 6:15pm. Sit begins at 7pm.

An open LGBTQIS community celebrating diversity. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we can open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

September 2017 Events

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, September 4th from 5:00pm-5:45pm

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for a brief evening introduction to the practices and view of meditation practice.

Writing as a Tool for Healing

Thursdays, September 7th-October 5th, 2017 6:30-8:00pm

This writing group will afford us the opportunity to explore and witness our own thoughts and the thoughts and experiences of others as we listen, read and write together.

Foundations in Contemplative Care

September 8th, 2017- May 5th, 2018

A transformative training in caregiving from a Zen Buddhist perspective. Created by NYZCCC co-founders, Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell and Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, this experiential approach to learning provides both classroom and clinical opportunities.

Bereavement: A Contemplative Approach

Tuesdays, September 12th - October 31st from 6:30pm-8:15pm

This eight-week workshop is an opportunity to gain perspective and begin the healing process during times of loss, transition, or crisis.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Tuesdays, September 12th - November 14th, 2017

MBSR has helped thousands of people decrease the effects of stress in their lives, allowing them to reduce the symptoms of both physical and psychological problems, and to live their lives with more ease vitality and enjoyment.

Precept Study: Living an Ethical Life

One Sunday each month, September 17th, 2017 - June 11th, 2018

Through study, meditation, and discussion we will deepen our understanding of our true nature and discover skillful functioning in our care relationships and in the world.

September Half Day Retreat

Saturday, September 17th from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Our half day retreat includes both sitting and walking meditation, a Dharma talk, and a private interview with a Guiding Teacher.

Karuna Sangha: A LGBTQIS Community

Every Sunday. Doors Open at 6:15pm. Sit begins at 7pm.

An open LGBTQIS community celebrating diversity. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we can open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

October 2017 Events

Introduction to Meditation

Monday, October 2nd from 5:00pm-5:45pm

Join the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care community and teachers for a brief evening introduction to the practices and view of meditation practice.

Real Love with Sharon Salzberg

Thursday, October 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join guest teacher Sharon Salzberg as she guides participants through the process of seeing through layers of habit – whether rooted in fear, self-condemnation or other mental conditioning –to find a truer meaning of love for ourselves and others.

Karuna Sangha: A LGBTQIS Community

Every Sunday. Doors Open at 6:15pm. Sit begins at 7pm.

An open LGBTQIS community celebrating diversity. Using Buddhist principles and practices, we can open our hearts to care for ourselves, for others, and for the world we all share.

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